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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - June 17, 1926, Altoona, Pennsylvania SToole EDITION rednisday’s Circulation., 29,332 Daily Paid Average for Hay 289611 Eltoona SlRtttot. WEATHER: SHOWERS Blair Countians Will Doubtless Respond Liberally to the Endowment Fund of Juniata College, a Worthy Institution. ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874.ALTOONA, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 17. 1926. TWENTY-TWO PAGES—176 COLUMNSPENNSY TRAINS a ASH; 15 DEAD, 50 HURT I I Ruth Kibler, Aged 11, Crushed Under Heavy Machine Loaded With Stone On Steep Grade On Eighth Street. TRUCK LEAVING HIGHWAY CRASHES INTO DWELLING Driver Is Injured and After Being Taken to Altoona Hospital Is Placed Under Police Guard. NINE CHURCH PRINCES GREETEDJBY CARDINAL CHICAGO, June 17.—Nine princes of the Catholic church were embraced today by a tenth member of their order —George Cardinal Mundelein—and with this brief ceremony the largest gathering of people in America’s history, the twenty-eighth international Eucharistic congress was started on its way. The congress will not he opened officially until Sunday, but with the arrival of nine visiting cardinals, including the papal legate, John Cardinal Bonzauo, the festivities were informally inaugurated. Before the congress is ended 1,000,000 pilgrims will have paid reverence to the blessed sacrament of the Eucharist. The regally-appointed cardinal special, which bore the nine visiting cardinals from New York to Chicago, moved slowly down a lane of cheering thousands, some standing, others kneeling in reverence along the right of way. The train bumped to a halt at 9.45 a. | rn., at a specially-constructed platform along the shore of Lake Michigan. CALLED! IN PROBE General Counsel of Anti-Saloon League Takes Witness Stand in Investigation Into Primary. BRIDAL COUPLE TELL OF APPALLING WRECK SCENE IS KEPT WAITING WHILE REPORTER TELLS STORY open tournament. Jones took but (18 strokes today over the Sunningdale course where yesterday he established a record GG, giving him an aggregate of 134. B. F. WARFEL IS FALSE ALARM SOUNDED. An alarm of fire from box No. 413 at Walnut avenue and. Thirtieth street, the first alarm to be received bv the city lire department since last Thurs-■    day, was answered yesterday after- n al tt'li ..    noon bv members of companies Nos. Ruth Kibler, 11-year-old daughter 0    ^ 5 truck ^ but proved to be Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Kibler of 710 {ajg0 According to report, the alarm Bell avenue, was instantly killed at was sounded by a boy, who was seen 12.30 o’clock noon today when she was running from the scene just before tho crushed under a runaway truck at the    of the lircmcn’_____ corner of Walton avenue and Eighth    BOBBY    JONES    LEADS. street.    ,    LONDON, Juno 17.—Another remark* The driver of the truck. Russell j able round of golf today gave Bobby Bankert, was injured when lie jumped j Jones, American amateur champion, .1    . i    ti    * i    4. ii.,    virtually certain    leadership among the from tile truck    He™ Ukcn    to til °    , y,trMng    to qualify for next Altoona hospital, where after lie had wcok>s British o| received treatment, he was placed under arrest by city police officers. The Kibler child, along with another little girl, were sitting along the Eighth street highway that leads from the city limits    to l’leasant    Valley boulevard. Th© truck, of two and a half ton capacity, was loaded with shale and was enroute to the corner of Walton avenue and Highth street, where materials are being placed for improvements to the Logan township highway. Truck Goes Into Dwelling. The Eighth street hill is exceptionally steep and the heavy truck got beyond control of the driver, who jumped from the machine. The truck continued on its wild run until it roached the i urve in the road when it went down over a bank and crashed into the front of the Gusto! Vidor a home at 725 Walton avenue. The Kibler girl and a companion ■..ere seated along the hank, iii front 4:    the Vidora home, when the truck .ame their direction. The Kibler girl aas badly crushed about tile head and Hkly when the truck wheels passed . \cr her body. Iii some manner, the other little girl managed to get out of the way of iic machine and escaped with scratches. Ii was learned that she is a Bitncr Mid and that she lives a short dis-alice from tile scene of the accident. The lifeless body of the Kibler child a found a short distance from where truck came to a stop. City police • dicers were soon on the scene and • Tried the body into the home of M. W. Pringle, 317 East Eighth street. The driver was rushed to the hospital on orders from the police. Patrolman •lack £* miners accompanied the in jured man to the hospital and he will be Wheeler Said to Dictate Dry Legislation to Congress, Faces Wet Critic, Senator James Reed. Anti* was By PAUL B. WHEELER, Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., June Wayne B. Wheeler, head of the Saloon league in Washington, called to the witness stand today before the senate committee now investigating the $2.000,(KIO wet-dry primary iii Pennsylvania. The legislative agent of the league, who is reputed to have dictated to congress in matters of dry legislation, took a chair facing Chairman Jim Reed, his wet critic. Reed eyed him critically through horn-rimmed spectacles, asked him to state his name and address to the stenographer and then ordered him to arise for administering of the oath. Wheeler was kept waiting to testify while Abraham W. Brown, a reporter of tho Pittsburgh Press, a Seripps-Howard newspaper, was examined first bv tho senate primary investigating committee today in its probe of the recent Pennsylvania primaries. Reported Kline Speech. Brown reported the “bread and but (Bv Gutted Press.) LATROBE, Pa.. June 17.—Mr. Mrs. Rat inoml Huclselier. Buffalo, N. Y., bride and bridegroom, who escaped with slight injuries in the Pennsylvania railroad wreck near here early today, were so dazed they could give but little description of the accident. The honeymooners said their escape from death was miraculous. I hey climbed from a car window suffering from bruises and shock and were taken to tile Latrobe hospital. very closely, being due here at 1.23 > and toYlock.    i Following the wreck the engine with two sleepers that had escaped, being wrecked came through to Altoona., ihaving aboard practically all of .tho , passengers of this train who had es-, caped injury, along with oilier' who iliad been slightly injured, i A conch and a diner were added to the train and it was sent cart at 8.10 ! o'clock. None of the passengers were j en route to Altoona and only one was taken off. One lady, who had lost j most of her clothing, was taken to a DEATH GREAT LOSS Pittsburgh Division Engineer; Killed at Gray Station, a Leader in Civic Activities In City. DEAD AND INJURED IN COLLISION OF TRAINS PVI :    .URCH, Juno IT.—Hie Pennsylvania railroad at noon todav announ d thai fifteen persons were known to have licen killed in a rear-■■ml collision between the Chicago, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh limited, and the burgh Washington express trains IL.I it - Ville. Pa. The official list Pitt! They reported the scene appalling. j store on Eleventh avenue and provi.led Persons were fighting their way out of coaches and others win bud escaped uninjured, struggled to get back in cars to aid tho le-s fortunate. Hoelscher said. Many heroic rescues woro enacted. Fatalities would have been tripled had tho wreckage, 'aught fire, he said. Hoelscher and his bride lost practically all their clothing in the wreck. Mrs. VV. B. Dunwoody of Wilkinsburg, who, with her two little children*, was among the dead, was one of the first identified, a card in lier pocket I giving tile name of a relative to notify in ease of accident. Passengers Reach Altoona. with a new' outfit at the expen«o of the company and she continued hoi journey’ east with the train. A company relief physician boarded the train and went east with it, looking after tile passengers who had suffered minor injuries or from exposure following the accident. The ears of train No. 40 were run back to East Liberty from the scene cd the wreck and a train was made up there and later sent cast. It was necessary to send all trains east over the Conemaugh division until 9 o’clock this forenoon, when one track was cleared, No. 2G. due in Altoona at 10.25, lieing the first passen BEGAN PENNSY SERVICE AT EARLY AGE OF 13 He Was Identified with Playground. Brotherhood and Other Work in City Many Years. for In the untimely death of Edmond A. McConnell of 1928 lentil avenue, one of the engineers hauling train No. 40, who was killed iii the wrack ai Gray station last night, Altoona loses per    train to corno over the main    line    —t ..... Train No.    50, known as Washing-j past    the scene of the wrack. No.    28,    one of its best. known    and most    (milton limited,    is due in    Altoona at 1.19, he    first train to b© brought east    via    lie spirited citizens,    hor many    2ea™ a. in., while    No. 40,    known as Met-j the    Conemaugh division, was    two , lie was prominently    identified    witn ropolitan express, follow s the other J Fours late reaching Altoona. I South Altoona Home Is De- Third Man and Girl Seriously stroyed While Woman Goes to Grocery Store—Family Is Rendered Homeless. Injured in Explosion During Religious Celebration In Ohio. Hollidaysburg Lawyer Named £ Attorney for County Con-I troller - Appointment    ,    |    jjjgr-    -ft came Effective Juhe 15. Following the plan adopted by all other counties in the state, County Contrr her M. T. Beringer has selected a eliciti r for the office and appointed i: juicy B. F. Warfel of Hollidays-U j to the post. During the last term and in the present term up to tins time, the Resuming Brown s examination, Reed brought out that, the reporter had taken down the mayor's speech stenographically. “You reported his exact words? ’ asked Recd. “Yes.” “Did anyone ever question flu* ae-curacy of your reporting, asked Senator King, Democrat, Utah. “No, sir.” Was Never Questioned. “Did Kline or auy Republican officials repudiate your publication of the mng. The family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey arid five children, are i left homeless by the blaze and the loss J will exceed $8,(HK), which is partly I covered by insurance, The fire is thought to have started in tho kitchen of tho house, where! Mrs. Ramsey had been baking dough- i nuts. Mrs. Ramsey was enroute to a * (By United Press.) YOUNGSTOWN, 0„ June 17.- Two men were killed and a third man and a girl were seriously injured in a fireworks explosion during a religious celebration at Shook’s field, Brier HIH, last night, it beearn© known today. The celebration was under the allspices of St. Rocco's ( atholic church, and three of these killed or injured had come hero to supervise the pyrotechnics display* Frank Polusko, aged 18, and Joseph I various civie activities and his loss is ( profoundly felt by those who were I associated with him in the various lines.    I Mr. McConnell came of a family of • j railroad men. His father, I.. E. Mc-j Connell, now retired, was un engineer ami he has five brothers who follow • the same occupation. He entered 'he i railroad service at a very early age and tom* by successive promotions to the position of engineer in the passenger service which he filled during the psst sixteen years. He was born in the house where he resided at his death oil Dee. 12, 18h, the son of E. E. and Annie McConnell. The motlier preceded him to the gra'o, while his father now resides at 315 Logan avenue, Ely swell, lie attended school in his youthful days and st tho age of 13 Im began his service with the company, going into No, 3 engine house as a messenger and caller. Enters Road Service. At the age of 17 be went on the mad as a fireman in the freight service and after a service of five years in this capacity lie was promoted to freight engineer. In 1911 he was made a passenger engineer. All ut his service had l*con on the Pittsburgh division. He was regarded as one of the most efficient engineers in the service. He was devoted to Ids work, loyal to the company which lie served and was ever alert to* promote the well being of the men and the service, Ile left bis home yesterday after- follo"-i The Dead. V McConnell, Altoona, engineer of the < Imago * ineinnati, second engine of the limited. A. V New York city, baggagemaster of the limited. N, I.. Hollingsworth, Greensburg, Pa., fireman of the limited. AV. S. Gordon. Derry, Pa., engineer of the first engine of tho limited. Dr. < . TU Carter, Wilkinsburg, Pa. I’. B. Bowman, Columbus, O. IL O. Doaeghay, Pittsburgh. A. R. Dinsmore, Columbia, S. C. Peter Spanos, Massillon. O. Thomas L. Porter, Washington, Pa. J (laude Smiles. Cincinnati, < ». T. F. Farrell, Orange. N Mrs. W. B. Dunwoody. Wilkinsburg, I Pa., and her two children aged 5 and 7 years. The Injured. R. If. Jones, Cincinnati. Bay Hue lacker, Buffalo, N. V. Mr-. Ray Hoelscher, Buffalo, N. Y. Peter Johnson. Cleveland, 0. (laremv Hippley, Erie, Pa. ( arl Russell, Rutherford, N. J. Mrs. S. E. Bryan, Owentown, Ky. Joseph Wise, Philadelphia. /rah S cod, Washington, I). C. W. S. McConnell, engine fireman, Altoona. Eliza! !i Steed, Washington, D. C. Slightly Injured. Miss Bernice Sutton, < levcland, 0. JI. It. Birlie!, Richmond, Va. I*. It. Goragocian, Pittsburgh. L R. Alexander, Nashville, Tenn. Mrs. J, R. Alexander, N T. n. Mrs. H. A. Ilauxhurst, Cleveland, L. I!. Bryant, Pamplin, Va. Passenger Train No. 40, Said to Have Run Past Signal Flare, Runs Into Rear End of No. 50, Forced to Stop by Engine Trouble—Three Cars Telescoped. ONE ALTOONAN IS DEAD; BROTHER SERIOUSLY HURT Scarcely a Passenger Escapes Without at Least Minor Injuries—Least Hurt Work Heroically With Crews to Rescue Victims Until Relief Trains Arrive. Prosecution Fails to Prove Criminal Responsibility and Judge Directs Verdict Not Guilty. I county solicitor has been acting I solicit' for the controller’s office, speech ?” King continued. Prior to    the election of    Mr. Beringer,    ;    “No, eir*\. .    ...    „    „ r    Brow n said lie    had    been    a    new ^lathe    othee    had    its own    legal advisor    | an in Pittsburgh    since    1900. bv    dc *    • the    present administration    (    “Call Wayne ' U conlrtllcr, when in need of advice, snapped, i went to the solicitor for the commis- | . smilers. However, it freqquently happens • thai both offices need guidance on op- B. Wheeler,” Reed store nearby to purchase some baking    I    Vital, aged 24. both from New Castle, powder when neighbors called to her    Pa- were killed and Peter J. Iod.ce, that her home was on fire.    aged 24 Youngstown, and Miss Beat-    , ,< r    tv I rice Forbes, 2o, New Castle, were in- noon, taking train No. 2.), which lea-es In response to calls from R D Plank •    (1<    .    ||m,    nt 4t0foteIock t0 Pittsburgh. He of 4050 Fourth avenue, South Altoona, -who discovered the fire, the Ijiikemont New Castle, were placed under arrest. The two men had contra et I'd to stage the display, it was said. witnesses to the tragedy Terrace arid Roselawn volunteer companies made record runs to fire the Ramsey home but were unable to cheek the progress of the flames. Little of the home is standing today. None of the clothing of the family of seven was saved while little furniture Shortly after the blast occurred, Roc- was to have spoken at co Cassella and Paul Maglinv, both service of lodge NT). 28 from New Castle, were placed under of Locomotive Engineers, on next Sunday and previous to starting out on , his run yesterday afternoon lie had said spent several hours in the preparation Eva pi ite ends of the same issue. This ■pt in custody bv the police depart- 1 has happened a number of times dural until a complete investigation '    A1 -------A -J—— ---1 the accident can be made. it was said, both the preliminary cap Truck Is Examined. Coroner Chester C. Rolliroek and I Lieutenant fckea examined the w recked truck and found it to be in first gear, examination of tile brakes showed them to be badly worn but it could not be determined whether#or not they were capable of holding the loaded machine in coming down the steep grade. The owner, John Ellenberger, Broad avenue extension, was given permission to remove the truck from in front of the Vidora home and had a number of workmen engaged in this task this afternoon. The Kibler child had just visited at j the home of her grandparents, Air. and Mrs. G. H. Bittner, 502 East Seventh -treet, and was enroute to lier home lien she met death. She had stopped few' minutes to talk with the Bittier child. Prior to going to her grandaunts’ home she had purchased some uead at a store and had the bread under ber ann when she was killed. Ruth Kibler was ll years old and was a daughter of Francis A. and Mary Kibler of 710 Bell avenue. Surviving ire the parents and the following brothers and sisters: Chester, Raymond, Alvin, Pearl and Marguerite, all it home. She attended the First Church of christ and was enrolled in the seventh •trade of the Washington school. The body xvas removed from tlie Pringle home, where it was carried after the (Continued on Page 13) Index to Today's News Page 2—Rotarians busy at Denver meet. State veterans open convention. Page 3—Labor situation is satisfactory. Page 4—Special features of interest to women. Page 5—Local coal men win first round. Page 6—Middle western business good. \ Page 7—Reports made to Kiwanis •lubinen. Page 8—Editorials, Timely Topics, He. the present administration and it I aim* necessary for the county controller to secure outside legal help. ’"lie appointment of a solicitor for j each office is in keeping with the es- I tallish I custom in all counties of the j state where the county commissioners ; and the controller each have their own j legal advisor. The new solicitor is one of the county seat's foremost attorneys and, ow-ii; to his large practice and familiarity xvitli the conditions and laws governing public affairs, will be in position to guide the controller in reaching decisions which must be made fro.<i lime to time. The appointment became effective June lo. (Continued on Page 13) F. A. WINTER WAS ONE OF C. OF ^ORGANIZERS FL A. Winter, who is known best to Altoonans as a talented musician and one of the city's pioneer business men, was also one of the organizers of tile organization which became the present Altoona Chamber of Commerce, according to the current issue of Better Altoona, the Commerce body tion, A study of the old records of the organizations shows that Mr. Winter was chairman of the committee which formed Hie ‘‘Merchants’ Association of Altoona” in June, I DOI. Air. Winter's signature is the first-oil the application for the original clift it d?. the others being J. P. Harney, W. H. Irwin, Ford Bendheim, W. A. Lander and D. J). Coleman. The name of the organization was changed in 1909 to "Aierchants’ Association and Chamber of Commerce of Altoona” and in 1913 the association reorganized and became the “Altoona Chamber of Commerce.” Wheeler appeared. Wheeler testified lie Had lived Washington nine years    and previously I wa8 gotten out of the house, lived in Colorado and    Cleveland and j yfr;J> Ramsey probably* saved    the Brookfield, 0.    j|fc 0f j,er tj-mouths-old baby Betty Fie said    he was od years old and    Jan^ whpn ,j)6 awakened the    and the bomb exploded received a    salary    of $G6G a month.    | vout ,stor ((> taku her along to the    | Moro than 1,000 persons, including Wheeler    began    with tho Anti-baloon    KQre Xone of the other four children    hundreds of women and children, had league in    1894,    making speeches, lie    vverp at honu, whcn t}10 }jre ijroko out>    j assembled on the hill for the demon- I while Mr. Ramsey was also absent,    j Stratton. having gone to Saxton, Bedford county, I near panic ensued when the bomb ec.rlv yestcrdav morning. He was let go- Pul ice who were stat ioned in 1 notified bv telephone last night that I the crowd quickly restored order, how-i bls homo had been destroyed bv tiro ! ever, and the crowd was dispersed. and immediately started for Altoona, j 0n«‘ af Vital’* legs was blown off. The Ramsey children include BenJPolu#ko (Jied a fractured skull. pi min, aged 12; Thelma, aged    IO; Joseph, aged 7; Naomi, aged 5, and Betty Jane, aged G months. The two oldest boys are visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gyrus Snook of Mifflin, having gone there early* this r,    | .j»    ... J POSTMASTER NAMED. Air. Ramsey’ holds the position of power director at 'Hic South Altoona foundries of the Pennsylvania railroad but has been absent from his duties planned to the explosion followed tho placing of of the address which lie an aerial bomb in an iron pipe used i make on this occasion. in setting off the fireworks.    fie    was    identified with lodge No. 287 A preliminary charge was supposed ever since lie became an engineer and By WILLIAM J. M’EVOY, Staff Correspondent. LAS VEGAS. N. AL. June 17.—Carl ( . .Magee, editor of the Albuquerque, N Al. State Tribune, was acquitted on an instructed verdict bere last night of charges of manslaughter growing the memorial out of the fatal shooting of John Las-Brotherhood 1 setcr in a Las V egas hotel lobby last August. Judge Luis Armijo, presiding, granted a motion of Magee’s attorneys to instruct the jury to return a verdict of acquittal, after eight state witness had been examined. The court sustained the contention that no criminal responsibility had (Ry United Press.) PITTSBURGH. June 17.—The t hi-• •ago-i ineinnati-Pittsburgh limited tor© into a standing Pittsburgh-Washing* ton express at (fray Station, near Blairsville, Pa., today and smashed four sleeping ear-, killing at least lf* teen per-ons and injuring approximate* Iv fifty. W. S. .McConnell, fireman on one of the engines, was badly injured. His brother. E. A. McConnell, Kith of Altoona, Pa., was in the same cab and killed. They* were on the second en* gin© of the Cincinnati train. 'file Pennsylvania railroad, on whose lines the trains were being operated, .lrlltl* said that'the death list might mount nashville,    higher—probably to eighteen. Nine of the dead, including two children, were taken to the morgue at Latrobe. The injured were taken to a Latrobe hospital us soon as relief Gains seat to the scene oould move them. Preliminary* investigation indicated, railroad officials said, that the wreck resulted when the crew of the Cincinnati train missed a stop signal set on the tracks after engine trouble had forced the Pittsburgh-Washington express to stop. Passengers Were Sleeping. Most of the passengers were asleep when tho crash came. The engine of the Cincinnati train roared suddenly out of the darkness, and before it could Of j be brought to a stop, struck the standing train, telescoping three sleepers and derailing a fourth. Hardly* a passenger on those cars, according to reports received at railroad headquarters here, escaped with* out at Joust some minor hurt. There wore streams for help and confusion ns the passengers struggled to tree themselves from the wreckage. A relief train was soon speeding to tile scene from Pittsburgh. In tho meantime, uninjured passengers, largely from the Cincinnati train, and tho#© of the trainmen who were not hurt, bent to tile work of rescue. Five bodies were removed from on© ear not long after the wreck. Other dead were found in the wreckage of tother curs or were members of the I train crew. Eleven in the eighteen know n dead were passengers aud four to have sent the bombs into the air, fipjj t(lfl position of chief for a period been established. of about ten years. He was also grand secretary of the fifth Sunday meetings of the lines curt of Pittsburgh and Erie and in these capacities he (Continued on Page 13) were trainmen. Nine of the passengers .    .    I    ,i    , llf I killed were on the Pittsburgh-Washing* Hie charge against Magee grew out oxnrcss of an encounter with former Judge D. Virst aid* was IS A Bsh tho (Continued on Page 13) w. s. McConnell has CHANCE FOR RECOVERY revival of Hie project to eutab* a IOO foot boulevard to replace old Plank road from Hollidaysburg lo the outskirts of Altoona bas been made through the action of the county commissioners who have gone on record favoring the proposition. A resolution concerning the road was prepared by County Solicitor J. I ce Plummer and signed by the commissioners who have also instructed County Engineer Charles Stout to proceed with a preliminary survey of the , route. The survey has already been )ubli<?S* j,,mpieted and Engineer Stout is now working on a sketch ot the projected joule. The boulevard is the one favored by the Altoona Chamber of Commerce in a resolution adopted by its directors in November. 1923. The good roads committee of the commerce body, headed by Enos AI. Jones, lias been actively engaged in securing pledges cl support and offers of needed ground from the property owners along the road.    * While it was first intended to extend tlie boulevard only to Hie driving park, J between American bankers and subsequent developments in which FL I french government relative to new WoocU Beckman and J. E. Shute have]private loans. The implication which I cen active w ill extend ti e boulevard i it jR sought to prove is that the inter* from the Driving park to the city line .national bankers have been influential at Alleghany Furnace.    in getting the American government Both Aliss Forbes and Judice will re cover, physicians believe. The celebration was arranged by the church iii honor of the least of Saint I Anthony* and had been postponed from Monday night because of rain. I are Unfed quarter se; WASHINGTON, D. C., June 17.— President Coolidge today sent the following nomination to tho senate:    To be postmaster at Hagerstown, Md., Edward AI. Tenney. FRENCH DEBT SETTLEMENT MAY BE “SIDETRACKED” IN SENATE By DAVID LAWRENCE    ;terras for Frame* than were given Hic (Copyright. 3926, hy Altoona Mirror.) Caillaux rin'sOon is something the WASHINGTON Ii C, June 17.  Democrats in the senate would like to There are*enough vo|e» in the scnale ,,iml out. The senate resolution tails to ratify the French debt settlement 011 tlu- World war debt funding com-but there are manx* opportunities to! mission for this intorraatjon. sidetrack consideration.    1    aiHVU!    <au    forecast The Opponents of the settlement have started in to block action by persuading the senate to adopt a resolution calling for an investigation of the conversations and negotiations that niay,,.^ of ,.n.IJ(.h finance8 ja R con. cent weeks sta„t 9ubject for discussion. ,e The resignation of the Biland cab- debt funding commission lias not beard Of anc formal negotiations for a loan or of any agreements that have been made. It presumably knows What most bankers in New York know, that the have been going on in rec A large number of ca si for trial at the opening of lions court iii Hollidaysburg next Alon-dav morning. Court will convene at 9.30 and the follow ing cases w ill come before the bar, prosecutors and their witnesses to be in court by 9 o’clock; Com. vs. Ed McClain and Charles S. Spade, paternity. Harry Hewit. failure to support illegitimate child. Reamer Price and Samuel (.hint, assault with intent to rape, 0. C. Lineate)I, ( hark*# \. Conrad, Benjamin Shapiro, Samuel Francis, Marion You. Seth Roy Bonner, Ira Thomas late, jr., \. C. McGregor, JOSI (th ('amoretto, Angeline Zrillow, Harry Lam pc, George Dixon, sr., Luigi Fcrraininc, ( hri-tine Fe it■amine and Tony Doe, violation of liquor law. Robert White, Janus A. Stanley, C. W. Dibert aud Daniel FL Dyer, operating auto while intoxicated. Margaret Figart, C. AV. Tierney, cl a1., conspiracy, < ic. William Dillon and IL B. Chappell, failure to stop alter accident. Albert FiglJoline, using improper license plates. Rupert Hammon, starting forest fire. Hairy Plowman and (J. J. Drols- J. Leahy, who occupied the bench when Magee was given a jail term for his editorials. During the    scuffle with Leahy, .Magee fired in acU-defec#* and killed John Lh teeter, a bv-atander. i    Fred Wilson.    attorney general of the -tate, and one of Alagee's lawyers, presented a motion for a direct -verdict of ' not guilty when court convened last night. j    It took less    than twenty minutes’ argument on the motion by Wilson and j District Attorney Chester A. Hunker, i before Judge Armijo announced that it was accepted, j    Magee's acquittal came after the ! state had rested its case, calling eight I fatnesses in an effort to convict tho editor. I    Monee “-aid    lie regretted that, tho defense evidence vvus not before th© I public. Ile said it would prove that r pealed threats from Leahy justified hi i in being armed. He denied the testimony sturdily of Leaky that given in emergency cases until physicians arrived. Turn to Work of Relief. On the arrival of tile relief train, efforts to Identify the dead were abandoned and all turned to the work of caring for the injured and removing the bodies. Bv daylight physician* from Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Blairsville and Latrobe were on the scene. While the wreckage was still undisturbed, investigation of the accident began.    ’ .Member* of the train crew reported, according to the railroad company, that tile fusee of the signal flare set by the Pittsburgh-Washington express, when it stopped, was still burning after Hie wreck, which was considered as evidence that the Cincinnati train had run pa^t the signals. The Wasliington-Pittsburgh express was No. 50 nu the Pennsylvania railroad. It bad left Pittsburgh at 10.28 p. rn., last night. The other train was No. 40, and Had left Pittsburgh only that Ii ti e jurist on equal footing in Miit. law Hic road xviii probably not be built ,!to agree to lenient terms so that loans -for several years but the right* of might be negotiated which would be AVilliain S. AlcConuell of this city, j way will be settled at an earlier date advantageous to private bankers. Up who was seriously injured in the wreck • and no subsequent building will inter- to now, the American government ha, :. ,    '.    m'rono    of the fader is at Gray .tation last night, when Mi *re with the project. It is planned | UMd its moral influence to prevent the    and    Frond    official*    wit brother, h. A. McConnell, lost his life, to develop the project gradually J flotation of loans to any country which    ,    intenifttional    exchange    an is ll in Latrobe hospital and word re- n.nkim? the start tho lader part ot i had not agreed to fund its war debt I 1    _    ,.....     : is in Latrobe hospital and word received    by    the family    from    the    institution    this    afternoon    is to    tho    effect that his condition is favorable and lit* Page IO—Society, church aud frater- ! has a chance for recovery, aal news.    "    j kl*8 injuries included a dislocated Page 14—County meeting comes to | shoulder,    a    gash on    the    head    and Biose.    1    ’ 1..... °........ I Page 15—Business, market and financial news. Pages Hi and 17—Correspond'ice-Pages la and IU—Sports. bruises of the body and legs. He was I injured about the stomach, but whether ' or not there are internal injuries can* ' not lie determined until un X-ray examination is made this ifftcmoon. making the start the latter part this season or early next year. WEATHER FORECAST. AYA -ll! LG TON, I). C. June 17.— Fin tern Pennsylvania—Cloudy, prob-r’’v followed by rain tonight and Fijilay, Warmer in west and north crib-1 ' tonight. Fresh east nod southeast winds. Western Pennsylvania— Probe bl y showers 'hi# •ftynoou; « lur tv orrow. remains t He matter of fiscal policy for the French government itself to solve. There have been conferences abroad federal Ii , ,    ,    ,    . f I    ’IS?    I respect to international exchange and iliad not agreed to fund its wat debt gonio jn<jUiriCa have, been made it is inet in France makes    the situation even more complicated    because even    , though the French debt    settlement is    ] ba ugh,'violating    storage battery act. agreed to bv the American congress    j    Tony    Doe.    bribery, and the French parliament there still! Clic-tor Walters and William Kauff man, assault and battery. Russell Creighton and John II. Oliair, aggravated assault and battery. James M. Woollier and William J. Mooney, issuing fraudulent check. Charles . Albright, embezzlement. to the United States. In the last several weeks the American bankers have been anticipating their opportunity to make a new loan to France and have naturally examined the possibilities. Whether they have in any way used their influence to secure votes for the French debt j settlement or whether they have previously been urging the American debt . funding commission to make belter I understood by ti ; federal reserve bank of 2’ew York to private bankers as to what their attitude might be in the event that a loan were floated. But all this is in ie    invited the    jurist    to    meet    him    “man    ,a    minutes behind the express lo    man” in    personal    combat,    explain-    -jjie    Pittsburgh-Washington express would'In* '\i.!,mF to "me ,.arrjP(j boven coaches, while the other 11ain was of ten cars and carried two I engines. Both of its engines were de-  ------—    ’railed,    as was one coach. FEWER MEASLES REPORTED. Ran by Signal Flare. G. AI. sixsinitli, division traffic manager of the Pennsylvania railroad, said that tile accident was cauked bv the Cincinnati limited running by a signal flare.    Tile fusee was burning on    the tracks    after the collision, he said.    He diph- placed Abe time of the wreck at 12.45 1 a. rn. Sixsmith said the AA asliington train was forced to stop by a broken hose coupling. Engineer IL M. Kincaid halted his train and a signalman was sent back of the cars to place red flares. He said the flares were lit and the crew of the AAashington train were making repairs on the broken coupling when the Chicago, Cincinnati and Pitts-burgh-io-New York train crashed into the standing ears. Sixsmith said that D. S. McDonald, flagman of train No. 60, which was hit, walked back of the cars 400 yard? after the express stopped and placed red flares on the track. ITe then walked 200 yards back toward his train to flag any approaching train with a red lantern. AV. is. Gordon, engineer of the first I HARRISBURG, June 17.—The state j health department reports today that | the number of measles cases in the j -lute lias decreased, but the discase • i *till at epidemic prevalence. During J (he week ending Juno 12, the number Jot communicable discase cases re-1 ported were:    Measles,    2,911; them, 150; typhoid, 3<>; scarlet fever, 4.79; chicken pox, 295; en sipelas, 23; German mcaGc:-, 108; mumps, 58; i ne union ia, 7'; tuberculosis, 450. DRAW FOR PLACES. j HARRISBURG, June 17.—Drawings i were held hero today by the state election bureau to award places on the November election ballot iii in-btances where two or more candidates polled a tie vote for a nomination. Ties ' lesiilted iii a number of districts for j Socialist and Prohibition nominations, ! including several congressional nom* ! Alations for these parties. Ct Frank J. McCord- <■> case#), Thomas ELIZABETH RYAN WINS. Shope, Glenn Ryan. George Marlin, WIMBLEDON, June 17.—America Robert C'hileoie, Sheldon Ryan, Glenn j wow tho first match in AA'iglitmaii cup Ryan, Charles Wicker, alias Ted j tennis play today when Elizabeth Ryan ] locomotive on train No. 40, the Gin • / the realm of the hypo- wicker, William Nixon^Sainuel Dickcn- j of California defeated Joan Fry, young j c|nnati limited, missed the red flares British star, iii straight sets 0-1, 0-3. and ran by the flagman with the lant-Great Britain evened the score in the ern, Six-mith said, second match when Mrs. Kitty Mebane ’) he Pennsylvania railroad hcadquaf* (•odfree defeated Mary K. Browne of I California, §-L 7-5.    (Continued.°u PaP J&z thetical and there has been no agree- I H0„ (igjence Worley, Clarence Mowerv ment made with the French govern-1 an(f’ joseph Mart in,'larceny. Mrs-. Esther Martin and A. Jacobs. . receiv ing stolen goods. Russell I tunaa robbery* ment so far as information available here is concerned. (Continued on Rage 22| ;